Red ginger (Zingiber officinale var. Rubrum) is a plant with red rhizomes and smaller size than white/yellow ginger (rhinoceros ginger). Red ginger also usually can only be harvested when it is old, while ordinary ginger can be enjoyed when it is still young or old. When red ginger is ripe or old, this plant contains more essential oils than ordinary ginger. This is what makes red ginger has a spicier taste than ordinary ginger. Ginger plants are generally thought to have originated in India. However, there are also those who believe that ginger comes from the People's Republic of South China. From India, ginger was brought as a trade spice to Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and the Middle East. Ginger has also been widely cultivated in Indonesia.
Red Ginger Nutrient Content
Basically all types of ginger including red ginger have the same content. In general, ginger contains water, fiber, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals (phosphorus, calcium and iron). In addition, ginger is also rich in vitamins and beneficial ingredients, including vitamins A, B1 & B2, vitamin C, proteolytic enzymes, zingibain, essential oils, oleoresins, gingerols, and phenolics.
The Benefits of Red Ginger for Health
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Help lose weight
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